Puppy Training Classes & Dog Training Classes – SIRIUS Puppy & Dog Training

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Classes

We have three entry level Classes:

Puppy Kindergarten for Pups 8-12 weeks (currently only offered in Berkeley and Palo Alto Saturday mornings)
Puppy Training I for Pups 12-18 weeks
Dog Training I for Adolescent Dogs 18 weeks and up

All classes are $249 for five sessions, meeting at the same time and day each week. 

All classes come bundled with unrivaled online, on-demand video-courses to support your training before your class begins and in between sessions:

Check the Schedule below to find which class works for you, or use the links above to learn more about our different classes. 

Please note: Puppy Kindergarten classes do not appear in the schedule because they operate on a rolling enrollment. For Puppy Kindergarten classes go to this page.)

Our Classes

Description Requirements

Puppy Kindergarten

MoreRegistration Fee: $249 for 5 sessions

Age: 8-12 weeks (56-84 days) old on the first day of class.

Vaccination: For Puppy Kindergarten we require the first DHLPP or DHPP vaccine (specifically Distemper and Parvo) given at least 7 days prior to the first session. Proof of vaccination is required at the first class.

Covid Protocols: Some of our locations require proof of vaccinations and/or masking. We respectfully request that you come to class prepared to comply with facility protocols for the comfort and safety of all.

Handlers: We require at least one adult per enrolled puppy. We encourage the whole family to attend the class together but if children are three years or younger, a second adult must be present.

Pups must be carried into class: As a reminder, young puppies are not fully vaccinated yet. Therefore, as a precaution, we ask that you carry your puppy to class in your arms or in a carrier and avoid walking through parks or on public walkways. We ask that you DO NOT allow your puppies to greet other pups or dogs, fellow students or otherwise, outside of the classroom. This is the protocol for all In-Person Puppy Kindergarten classes.

Puppy I

MoreRegistration Fee: $300 for 5 sessions

Age: On the start date of class, pups must be between 12-18 weeks (85-126 days) old.

Vaccine: Proof of two DHLPP or DHPP vaccinations given 2-3 weeks apart -- both vaccines administered after 8 weeks of age and the second vaccination given at least 5 days prior to the start-date of class.

Handlers: We require at least one adult per enrolled puppy. We encourage the whole family to attend the class together but if children are three years or younger, a second adult must be present.

Covid Protocols: Some of our locations require proof of vaccinations and/or masking. We respectfully request that you come to class prepared to comply with facility protocols for the comfort and safety of all.

Puppy II

Take your puppy’s training to the next level! Practice at home with our comprehensive video homework, then meet weekly with your class to review, troubleshoot, and practice hands-on training around other puppies and people.

MoreRegistration Fee: $250 for 5 sessions

Prerequisite: Must have completed a SIRIUS Puppy Training I within the last 4 months.

Age: Under 8 months old.

Vaccine: Proof of rabies vaccine and up-to-date DHLPP/DHPP are required.

Covid Protocols: Some of our locations require proof of vaccinations and/or masking. We respectfully request that you come to class prepared to comply with facility protocols for the comfort and safety of all.

If your dog is older than 18 weeks old and has not completed Puppy Training I, please start with Dog Training I.

Puppy III

Receive specialized attention on the areas of training you would like to work on, such as perfecting off-leash control or learning challenging new behaviors. Prerequisite: Puppy 2

MoreRegistration Fee: $250 for 5 sessions

Pre-requisite: Puppies must have completed Puppy I and Puppy II.

Age: Under 18 months

Vaccine: Proof of rabies vaccine and up-to-date DHLPP/DHPP are required.

 

Dog I

Perfect for confident, friendly, well-socialized dogs who want to improve their behavior and training skills. Meet weekly with your class to learn easy exercises to improve your dog’s behavior, then train throughout the week with our huge library of dog training videos.

MoreRegistration Fee: $249 for 5 sessions

Temperament: Dogs must be comfortable being around other dogs and people. Excited and playful behavior is cool; but dogs who are fearful or reactive, or who bark excessively in a manner that is uncontrollable or disruptive should instead look into private lessons with an experienced dog trainer first.

Vaccine: Proof of rabies vaccine and up-to-date DHLPP/DHPP.

Handlers: We require at least one adult per enrolled dog. We encourage the whole family to attend the class together but if children are three years or younger, a second adult must be present.

Covid Protocols: Some of our locations require proof of vaccinations and/or masking. We respectfully request that you come to class prepared to comply with facility protocols for the comfort and safety of all.

 

Dog I (Online)

Learn how to train your dog from the comfort of your home. Meet online weekly with your class via Zoom to learn easy exercises to improve your dog’s behavior, then train throughout the week with our huge library of dog training videos.

More$250 for 5 weekly sessions (50-minutes each)

Puppy Kindergarten (Online)

The earlier you start your puppy’s training the easier it will be, so begin training at the earliest opportunity. Practice throughout the week with our comprehensive video homework, then check in weekly with your instructor in small group classes conducted live online via Zoom.

More$250 for 5 weekly 50 minute sessions

Puppy I (Online)

MoreRegistration Fee: $250 for 5 sessions

Puppy II (Online)

Take your puppy’s training to the next level. Practice throughout the week with our comprehensive video homework, then check in weekly with your instructor in small group classes conducted live online via Zoom. (This class has a prerequisite of Puppy Training I Online or In-Person.)

MoreRegistration Fee: $200 for 5 sessions

Prerequisite: Must have completed a SIRIUS Puppy Training I within the last 4 months.

Age: Under 8 months old.

If your dog is older than 18 weeks old and has not completed Puppy Training I, please start with Dog Training I.

Dog II

Tame your wild beast! This course teaches your dog impulse control around food, toys, and greetings. Mat work teaches your pup to just chill out and relax in their place for extended periods of time while you cook, eat, entertain, or answer the door.

More$250

For ages 15 weeks (with completed Puppy I) and up. Prerequisite - Puppy Training I or Dog Training I, online or in-person.

TemperamentDogs must be comfortable being around other dogs and people. Excited and playful is normal behavior; lunging and aggression towards others is better worked on with a private training session before enrolling in a group class. Excessive barking that cannot be curbed by the instructor may result in dismissal from class with a refund and referral for private training. If you have questions as to whether your dog would be benefit from this class, we'd be happy to discuss.

Vaccine: Proof of rabies vaccine and up-to-date DHLPP/DHPP.

Please note: This class is held on-leash for all 5 sessions.

Puppy Clinic

SIRIUS Live Online Puppy Clinics are the best place to get started with your puppy’s training, right away!

More$29

For puppies between up to 18 weeks (126 days) old on the first day of class. You can even attend a Puppy Clinic before you have your puppy!

Each session takes place on Zoom and will require a high-speed internet connection and a computer or mobile device with a camera.

Class times are listed in PST.

(We do not offer In-Person Puppy Clinics)